Western Awards


The Western Legend Award

The Western Legend Award recognizes a lifetime of sustained and significant professional achievement and public service to the Western Nursery & Landscape Association and/or the green industry.



2017 Honoree: Bernie Hillermann, Hillermann Nursery & Florist
2016 Honoree: Dr. Michael Dirr

2015 Honoree: Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery
 

The Western Employee of the Year Award

The Western Employee of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding employee from a Western Nursery & Landscape Association member company.

2017 Honoree: Guadalupe (Lupe) Rios, Forrest Keeling Nursery
2016 Honoree: 
Mark Luchtefeld, Home Nursery
2015 Honoree: Susan Mertz, Loma Vista Nursery

 

The Western Outstanding State Association Leader Awards

The Western Outstanding State Association Leader Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated a dedication to the work and mission of the green industry through exceptional efforts on behalf of state associations.

2017 Award Recipients

Oklahoma: Mark & Tabitha West, Cedar Valley Nurseries
Kansas: Dr. Ray Cloyd, Kansas State University
Missouri: Bonnie Coy-Svenson, Southeast Missouri State University


2016 Award Recipients

Oklahoma: Randy Davis, Greenleaf Nursery Company
Kansas: William Noble Stueck, Suburban Lawn & Garden
Missouri: William (Bill) T. Ruppert, National Nursery Products


2015 Award Recipients

Oklahoma Honoree: Rodd Moesel, American Plant Products and Services
Kansas Honoree: Darrell Westervelt, Blueville Nursery, Inc.
Missouri Honoree: Kim Lovelace-Young, Forrest Keeling Nursery
 

Western Exhibitor Awards

The Western Exhibitor Awards honor those Western exhibitors who spend the extra time and energy to make their booth the "best in show."

2017 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Green Gate Farms
Best in Show Hard Goods: SiteOne Landscape Supply
Best in Show Learning Center: Greenleaf Nursery Company


2016 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Green Gate Farm
Best in Show Hard Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Learning Center: Loma Vista Nursery


2015 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Hard Goods: A.M. Leonard
Best in Show Learning Center: Green Gate Farms
Best in Show Historic Display: Swedish Touch Peonies

2014 Award Recipients

Best in Show Green Goods: Loma Vista Nursery
Best in Show Hard Goods: Craftware Pottery and Baskets
Best in Show Learning Center: Green Gate Farms

2013 Award Recipients

Best Booth Award: Green Gate Farms
Best Booth Award: Massarelli's

2012 Award Recipients

Best Booth Award: Ceramo Company, Inc.

Best Booth Award: Collaborative booth with Anderzhon Nursery Sales, Badger Evergreen Nursery, Blue Sterling Nursery and T.H. Belcher Nursery